The Boston Bruins got a major piece of business done on Wednesday afternoon. The Bruins agreed to terms on a multi-year contract extension with Bruce Cassidy. Cassidy’s deal comes on the eve on Bruins training camp, with the club attempting to defend their Eastern Conference Championship from a season ago. Here are the top stories from around the NHL as training camps open up in 31 cities across North America.
One of three major contract questions was answered by the Bruins. Bruce Cassidy and the Bruins reached a multi-year extension on Wednesday that reportedly will pay the coach around $3 million per season. Cassidy has led the Bruins to a 117-52-22 record with three playoff appearances. (Boston Hockey Now)
Speaking of Cassidy, our own James Murphy gives a mia culpa and admits Bruins GM Don Sweeney was right to hire Cassidy when he did. (Boston Hockey Now).
Mitch Marner might be the main concern for Toronto Maple Leafs fans, but for Maple Leafs players he isn’t. Defender Morgan Rielly told the media as much on Wednesday. (NHL.com)
History was made in the last week as four female officials worked rookie games across the NHL. Katie Guay, who already had made history twice this year, was one of the four officials to work games. (The Women’s Hockey Tribune)
Mikko Rantanen remains unsigned and will not be at Avalanche camp later today when players report. Our colleague Adrian Dater has more on this major story in Denver. (Colorado Hockey Now)
New Boston Bruins forward Par Lindholm is excited to be joining a ‘winning’ team. (Boston Hockey Now)